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Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher

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Understanding the driving forces

While today's robber barons try to push their information domination schemes on the world disguised as Smart City solutions, a decentralized open infrastructure for a true Smart City, respecting ownership and privacy is inevitable. Why? The following are a set of driving forces that will help break the big business monopoly on infrastructure in different domains, and make an open infrastructure a reality:

  • Reuse of existing resources: This is logical and the only cost-effective way to provide smart services. It's not feasible that service providers must install their own set of equipment, if existing equipment is available. Buyers of equipment will require manufacturers to provide open standardized interfaces. ...

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